The mother of a young medical student is sold an herbal tea by a travelling "quack". The son visits various federal agencies including the F.D.A. and the United States Postal Service and learns of the wide variety of "Quacks and Nostrums".
One of several McGraw Hill Book Co, Inc. "Textfilms" made by Crawley Films of Ottawa Canada. Other films in this series are: CHOOSING A DOCTOR; COMMUNITY HEALTH IS UP TO YOU; MAKING LIFE ADJUSTMENTS; SHOULD YOU DRINK?
After production was completed, McGraw Hill did unfortunately acquire the original elements for all their Crawley productions, and years later they all were discarded, lost destroyed - whatever term you wish to use.
Unlike most sponsored business film companies that wasn't the case for the majority of the Crawley films. Over 30,000 cans are stored at the Library and Archives Canada, along with a large collection of production files and stills. Many of these can only be seen on site by appointment.
Amazingly, the actual production files regarding the Crawley-made McGraw Hill films do exist. They include internal company memos, production data, scripts and revisions, budgetary data, animation and titling requests, telegrams and mail between Ottawa and New York, the whole range of production data, inside the studio and its relationship with the sponsor.
Its exceedly rare that such files have been saved anywhere for these types of films.
For further information on how to make a research appointment see the archives.ca